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About the International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee UK is the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We support people uprooted by conflict or natural disaster to rebuild their lives quickly, safely and with dignity.


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Latest News

  • Pakistan earthquake response, 2005 [Crisis in Focus]

    October 8, 2015 - Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. On the morning of October 8, 2005, a powerful earthquake rumbled... Read more

  • Taking on a Tough challenge for the IRC

    Last weekend eight brave friends took on Tough Mudder in south London, a 10 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength as well as mental grit, to raise funds for the IRC’s response to the European Refugee Crisis.   Tracy, Sara, Tara, Lucy, Corneliu, Moos, Clément, and Clément battled up hills,... Read more

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